Love Notes

Yasmin + Gregor

My husband and I, along with our family are still on cloud nine after reminiscing of our perfect ceremony. Sommer wrote it in a way that was both beautiful and incredibly emotional with not a dry eye amongst our sixteen guests. After being wedding guests ourselves in the past we both had firmly decided we wanted our ceremony to be short & sweet with legals only – “No fussy traditions”. However, weeks out from the wedding we had a bit of a lightbulb moment. Sommer had said to us she wanted her couples to love their whole wedding day but really feel like the ceremony was the highlight. It didn’t have to be boring or packed with outdated traditional language. We are so thankful that stuck with us because the ceremony was definitely our favourite part. Our love story told by Sommer, the incorporation of our family and our personal vows to each other all felt like magic on the day. We knew we had made the right decision after our first late night zoom call which left us feeling like we had been friends with Sommer for years. She provided helpful suggestions but never once limited our ideas. We can’t thank Sommer enough for her support, guidance & calming nature throughout the whole planning process. It was exactly what we needed after our plan changed a few times this year due to travel restrictions. First, Italia! then Byron Bay & the third was a charm in Noosa Heads. We definitely challenged Sommer with a short timeframe but being the organisational queen that she is Sommer optimistically ran with it and made our ceremony more special than we could have ever imagined ourselves. We have alot of love and are so grateful for Sommer, our new friend, for creating a truly memorable day for us that we will cherish forever. Thank you so much Sommer! xx

Katie + Luke

Sommer did an absolutely fabulous job from beginning to end! From the very start Sommer made us feel comfortable and at ease, and right away we knew she was the right Celebrant for us. Leading up to the wedding Sommer checked in with us to ensure we were ready to go. And on our wedding day Sommer lead the day with grace and the best humour. We are so grateful to have had such a LOVELY Celebrant by our side on the big day, thank you so much Sommer for all you do!!

Shelly + Aidan Yu

To be honest, when we first started wedding planning, we had no idea that a celebrant could make such a big difference to your wedding. However, Sommer went above and beyond to make our dream wedding come true! She blended in like our good friends at our wedding and everything was very organized – vow cards, amazing speakers, the introduction of how the bride and the groom met, how to throw confetti, making the guests laugh. Sommer is a beautiful soul, and you would not want anyone else to be your celebrant but her!

Rajenna + Clinton Anderson

Clinton and I could not have asked for a better person to marry us on our wedding day! When we first met Sommer, we knew straight away that she was perfect! Right from the get-go, she was warm, kind and genuine, we felt right at ease. We loved her so much, we decided to even have her stay on as MC. She absolutely smashed both roles out of the park, she took every bit of information we gave her and explained our love story perfectly. Our guests were just as thrilled with her as we are! She has been an amazing support since the day we met her, always available and ready to help and answer any questions we had. We honestly could not recommend her enough!! If you are looking for a modern take on your ceremony, that is a good balance of fun, loving, and inclusive of not just you as a couple but also your guests, seriously, look no further, you have found the most incredible person to marry you!

Jasmine + Brendan Descovich

Sommer is the most beautiful, amazing, caring, gentle and fun celebrant you can ever have!! As soon as I met her, I knew we made the right choice as she made us feel so relaxed and comfortable and excited from the get-go! Not only did she say the most beautiful words for our ceremony and made it the best moment of my life – she also helped calm my nerves and made sure I was feeling my best self before I walked down the aisle which I will always be grateful for. She even went above and beyond to look after our dachshund the night of the wedding as she has a dachshund too!! We can’t thank Sommer enough for being our celebrant and we wouldn’t change it for the world!

Kirramie + Robert Allen

Where do we start…As soon as we met Sommer, we knew she was the right person for us! She’s the kind of person you meet and just know that you have a forever friend at the end. So, imagine that person marrying you! Everything just went so naturally from the get-go, our nerves were always settled and worries reassured. Our whole day was in good hands. We were absolutely HONOURED to have Som not only marry us but MC the night away. She’s the perfect example of “do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life”. Even though we really don’t want to share her 😉 we cannot recommend Som enough, you won’t want anyone else!

Baylee + Isaac Ward

Sommer married my partner and I in December. She is the most genuine, down to earth person that puts love into everything she does. It was a roller coaster trying to plan a wedding with all of the changing circumstances due to covid, but Sommer was extremely patient and helpful during that time. We honestly could not have picked a better celebrant and are so grateful that we had her on our special day!

Emily + Tim Gorle

Sommer is truly a one of a kind human! We feel so blessed to have had her lead us through one of the most important moments of our lives. I was nervous when we started planning the wedding, but after our first meet-up with Sommer that all melted away! Her presence is warm, calming and she is also an absolute Boss at what she does! She was so helpful, passionate, and professional in the lead up to our wedding and on the day. I couldn’t imagine a better celebrant or better person. Both Tim and I feel eternally grateful for her contribution to our wedding.

Natalie + Colin

If Colin and I could give our own personal score to Sommer it would be 1000000000000000000000000000000000000. Our ceremony was very important to us, and Sommer couldn’t have made it any more special for us. She got us through all of the COVID postponements and the drama that came with it. She has so much heart and personality and she’s now not just a friend but feels like family to us. I didn’t relish the job of finding a celebrant and most people I had met were perfectly fine, but none of them really “grabbed” me. Meeting Sommer was love at first sight. This is the second time it’s happened to me. The first time was with my husband, and I don’t even believe in love at first sight. We also booked Sommer to be our MC. We weren’t even sure we needed any MC, but we wanted Sommer to stay for our reception and party with us. It wouldn’t have been the same without her. She is an amazing human, with so much love for what she does and love for the people she’s marrying. You want this to be the best day for your life? Sommer’s got your back; she will make it so.

Molly and Dan Williams-Smith

We couldn’t recommend Sommer enough her passion and love for her job was aways on display, resulting in an absolutely beautiful ceremony. From our first meeting with Sommer we felt completely looked after, especially when we had to postpone our original wedding date. She kept in contact with us during this time offering her assistance if ever we needed it. The follow up after the wedding was all looked after and we are so happy to have had her as part of our special day. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect celebrant. Thanks so much Sommer.

Genevieve and Paul

We would like to thank Sommer with all of our heart for the most perfect ceremony it was everything we ever dreamt of and more. Every guest commented on how amazing she was and how much they enjoyed the ceremony. I giggled throughout the ceremony and we felt at home, you are a beautiful soul Sommer. Everything she wrote was so ‘us’. She made the kids and all our guests so comfortable and relaxed, setting the most beautiful vibe for the rest of the day. We are so grateful and cannot thank her enough. She was also very empathetic and flexible when COVID struck and we had to move our ceremony. She supported and guided us through every step and we really appreciated it. We would 100% recommend her to any bride and groom to be.

Nikita and Adam

There is not enough positive words in the world to describe how great Sommer was in the lead up and at our wedding. She is a perfect balance of serious, fun, collaborative, warm and understanding. From the moment we meet for a cocktail to talk about the ceremony we never had any doubts she would nail our story and she did just that! Our friends and family all commented on how engaging she was and what a great speaker she is. I cant imagine having any other celebrant and high recommend Sommer to everyone reading this! Thank you again for helping make our wedding day an absolute fairy tale.

CarLee and Matt

Oh my goodness, just so in love with how Sommer conducted our small family wedding. Very single word was written just for us and our blended family. Sommer went out of her way to allow us to include our children in our promises and our vows. There was not a dry eye from anyone. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart, your words have even been repeated by master 7 on a few occasions while reading the older you gifted us.

Shannon and Keiran

It’s now been just over a month since our wedding in September 2020, to which we had Sommer as our celebrant. We still feel we cant do her justice and put how grateful we are to her for the advice, guidance, love and ceremony she put on. We have had a draft review in the works for a few weeks now and we hope this does Sommer justice, it truly is difficult to put into words how happy and thankful we are of what Sommer provided, honestly in a word it was perfect.

Our first meeting with Sommer was a year out from our wedding, from the first hug and smile we knew she was the one. As the year progressed and our wedding approached, Sommer was always willing to assist if needed and answer any questions that we had. When COVID hit, she maintained her support channels, and when restrictions eased we meet up with her, about a month before the wedding. This meeting calmed any nerves we had and helped fuel the fire of excitement. The rehearsal and wedding ceremony where nothing short of amazing! Sommer’s ceremony was brilliant, the couples story she wrote and the tie into the ceremony and wedding was truly spot on and after only knowing her for a year we felt like we had known her for much longer.

Sommer truly loves what she does and she radiates pure happiness, joy, love and this was reflected in her ceremony and her work ethic. It truly fascinated us how genuine and pure Sommer was and is evident she is doing exactly what she is meant to be doing and loves every second of it.

Finally, thank you Sommer for everything you did for us and the beautiful ceremony you delivered. The experience was everything we could have hoped for and we truely appreciate every bit of advice you gave us, the laughs, the hugs, the tears and the joy. We definitely look forward to catching up with you in the future and maintaining our friendship. If you are after a celebrant who is genuine, caring and professional wth her craft, look no further.

Adam and Brooke Weir

“How can we ever describe how amazing you made our day!? We’ll try – from the moment we met you we felt instantly comfortable and like we were on the same page.  After meeting with you again to start the planning we left our meeting so excited for what was to come.  Fast forward to getting our draft ceremony and there Brooke was sitting on our bed crying at how amazing the words made her feel like this was her dream come true! You supported us so much in the lead up to the wedding.  Your rehearsal with us the day before made us feel so comfortable with what was to happen and so grateful to have someone so organised! We truly felt relaxed knowing you were going to make everything work and we didn’t have to stress about anything.  On the day you really shone.  You made our ceremony better than we could have ever imagined it.  You shared our story so perfectly with humour and love.  Our guests loved it and we loved it even more.  You even offered to get our bridesmaids jackets from our hotel that they’d left behind.  You really did a wonderful job and we’re so happy we chose you to be our celebrant.  Thank you so so much!”

Crystal and Ryan Zeeman

“Words cannot describe how amazing Sommer was for us. We had a devastating family tragedy 5 days before our scheduled 20 March 2020 wedding-amid the panic of the Covid-19 Pandemic. With Sommer’s incredible guidance and support and with 6-hour notice, we decided to bring our wedding ceremony forward 5 days with only 15 of our immediate family and bridal party in attendance-a mere handful of our expected 120 guests!
Sommer dropped everything to make our day happen. She was so comforting and encouraging of our crazy change of plans. Sommer even organised a photographer for us-the lovely and brilliant Angela Cannavo.
We had the most beautiful, intimate ceremony. Our guests surrounded us in a commitment circle, and it was so special and perfect. I honestly cannot recommend Sommer more highly. She went above and beyond for us and truely made our day so magical.
I am forever grateful that we came across Sommer. As soon as I found her on Instagram I knew she had to be a part of our special day. She has such a beautiful, calming aura about her and has such a sweet way with words. Sommer will forever be a huge part in our love story, and we can’t wait to have her involved in our postponed reception party next year.”

Monique and Joe McLean

“We absolutely loved having Sommer marry us! From our initial consultation with Sommer we were so impressed with her easy going, beautiful and kind nature! Sommer was there every step of the way to ensure everything was to go perfect on our special day! All of our guests commented on how engaging she was and we loved how much she was able to reflect our story throughout the ceremony. We could not recommend Sommer more highly! Every detail was immaculate and made our day just perfect!”

Brooke and Nico Beighton

“Oh Sommer… Where do we begin? From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you.
Sommer exceeded all of our expectations as a wedding celebrant. She is highly professional and so incredibly organised which made us both feel extremely calm and prepared on the day. We were able to to take on her advice to enjoy every moment and be present. From our very first phone call, she exuded warmth and positivity. She guided us through the planning stages, often going above and beyond her duties to help us. She was understanding and reassuring as we continued to plan a mid-pandemic wedding(!) and was well-informed on how to navigate the ever-changing guidelines.
Sommer is genuine, kind and easy to connect with. She took the time to truly get to know us as a couple and always made us feel so so special. It feels like we have known her for years! As a result, the ceremony she created reflected our relationship perfectly and we could not be happier. Many of our family and friends commented, saying our ceremony was fun, relaxed and touching – the best they had ever experienced. We owe this all to Sommer!

Chloe and David Strickland

“Sommer, how can we ever thank you? You have been a source of so much joy and excitement since we first met and we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support in the lead up to our special day. From the first day we met, we knew there was no one else we wanted by our sides as we became husband and wife. You are such a special soul; thank you for you diligence and your genuine care in getting to know us and for the way you shared our story. You are so much more than our celebrant, you are now part of our family. All our love, the Stricklands xo”

Maddy and Mark Richardson

“How can we put all of our cherished memories and emotions into words? Sommer is the most genuine, heartfelt and generous person! She told us she loved what she does and once she was by our side in action you could truly see how passionate she was about being a part of the wedding industry. Sommer captured and retold our story better then anyone has before! – better than we have ever told it ourselves! During our meet and greet, I remember Sommer saying she wants her couples to love every part of their wedding day; however she would love for her couples to be able to say that the ceremony was their favourite part of their day- for us, this is so true! We wish we could do it all over again as we loved it so so much! Our guests have all commented on how much they loved our ceremony and our beautiful celebrant – Sommer! Everyone has commented on how lovely they all thought she was and how amazing she was!! Sommer radiates love, positivity and warmth!! Thank you for making our day more than perfect Sommer! We are so grateful to have had you marry us, for you to be a part of our love story and to have made the most beautiful new friend!! WE LOVE YOU SOMMER!!! Thank you xxx”

Emily and Mitch Baker

“Sommer was the absolute highlight of the best day of our lives! From the day we first met for coffee, Mitch and I knew Sommer was for us. Mitch and I have been together for 12 years, so we aren’t soppy and we’re not lovey-dovey like many others so we weren’t sure about writing our vows, and we really needed a celebrant that would share our story in a beautiful light that suited us. Sommer was our numero uno from day 1 of our wedding journey – she was there for us throughout the whole planning journey, offering support and words of encouragement that we really needed. Whenever we felt down (COVID curveballs), Sommer brought us back up! Sommer also MC’d for us – EVERYONE loved her. Sommer brought out the best of Mitch and I on our special day, and we honestly cannot recommend her enough. Thank you again Sommer, everything you did meant the world to us xoxox”

Alex + Kobee Officer

“Sending Sommer a HUGE thank you for the beautiful ceremony she created for our wedding… she delivered it with such class, elegance and sincerity.

I found Sommer for our wedding, simply by a google search and immediately we felt a sense of the lovely person she was and could feel her warm and bubbly nature right through my computer screen… yes she really does exude such a kind hearted personality and we felt this right from the beginning. From the first phone call, to our first meeting we knew we had hit the celebrant jackpot. Sommer was so lovely and relatable throughout our planning which allowed us to feel so comfortable… it truly felt like we had known each other for years. The entire planning process was seamless and there was really nothing for us to do as we felt so confident Sommer had it all under control. Every little detail of the Ceremony was accounted for, Sommer had so many wonderful ideas we would’ve never thought twice about. As our special day came around, Sommer helped to ease our nerves and increase our excitement. Seeing Sommers bubbly smile whilst getting ready immediately eased any nerves I had as I knew our wedding was the only thing on her mind and she was committed to ensuring it was the best day of our lives. The ceremony was truly magical and set the scene for an amazing evening with our loved ones…every guest could not speak highly enough about Sommer and what a brilliant job she did. I highly recommend Sommer if you are looking for the perfect Celebrant for your special day.. I promise she will go above and beyond your expectations!”

Steven + Suzanne Gawthorp

“What can I say about Sommer!! She truly is made to be a celebrant and we cant recommend her enough. Sommer wrote the most amazing ceremony for us that was such an accurate reflection of myself and my husband that numerous guests asked us how long we had known Sommer for. From our very first interaction, Sommer was warm, genuine and professional. She has such a unique and beautiful energy that is transferred to guests on the day. Sommer has a really calming and caring nature and really settled the nerves on the day, allowing us to fully take in and enjoy our day. All of our guests commented on how fantastic Sommer was, so much so the best man made a special mention in his speech. Thank you again Sommer for playing such a huge role in making our day perfect.”

Shontelle + Joshua Roberts

“Thank you for everything you did for us, you went above and beyond. I am a massive control freak, but knowing you were all over my day from start to finish, made myself and Josh at ease. Neither of us were nervous because of you, you made us so comfortable up there in front of everyone we love. Your charisma and wit was phenomenal and all night everyone was saying how amazing our reception was and how wonderful our MC was. So, thank you from the bottom of The Roberts hearts for making our day as magical as it was.”

Ebony + Jake Eldred

“Sommer is not only the most beautiful soul you’ve ever met, but she is hands down the best celebrant. We would highly recommend her to anyone needing a celebrant for their special day. Our guests made sure to tell us on the day how wonderful she was and how well she told our love story. For us, it was the little things like matching in with the bridal party, so she didn’t ‘stand out’ and really getting to know us and the idea we had for our wedding day that we appreciated so much. Thank you again Sommer, you have definitely found your calling in life!”

Kelly + Isaac Coonan

“Thank you! Thank you so much for all of your passion, emotion and true love in the lead up to our big day. You created an atmosphere for the ceremony that allowed us to truly experience every emotion of getting married. It was professional, fun and very much us. Your words were touching and heartfelt. Our family and friends love the time down near the gazebo, and we all know that is a big ask. From the beginning you were flawless. This is a true testament to you and all that you are. All of our love x”

Taylor + Hannah Burch

“Where do we even begin?! Sommer honestly was the best celebrant we could have ever possibly imagined. She had beautifully written the most perfect ceremony for us and she bought the most amazing energy to our big day! All of our guests commented on how amazing she was – and they weren’t lying. From laughs to tears the whole ceremony flowed perfectly. The whole experience was wonderful from the get-go. We highly recommend Sommer to everybody and cannot express the love that she captured on our wedding day. Sommer you were a dream to work with – Thank you!”

Erin + Archie Tait

“Just want to send you a beautiful and happy thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. Not only was our day completely stress free, happy, loving and fun, but you made our ceremony touching, personal, and involved the family and friends – we loved it. Also, thank you so much for sticking around after and helping with the music / collaborations and enjoying our day with us. I noticed a few times that you helped out with getting the canapés music going, and I really appreciate the extra effort – thank you. We really did have the most amazing day, and the whole weekend for us was a pleasure.”

Emma + Lisa Mahar

Sommer Saunder married myself and my wife recently and my goodness we could not have wished for anything more. Sommer was supportive, flexible and gracious throughout the whole experience. As the ceremony started Sommer captivated us all, welcoming those present into the world of Emma and Lisa. It was magical not to mention a lot of laughs (and just a few tears). Our day was bliss Sommer, so much thanks to you. We would recommend Sommer Saunder Celebrancy a hundred times over.

Claudia + Daniel Mumford

“I can’t thank you enough for making our beautiful day so special. You really captured our love story perfectly and the ceremony was just amazing. So many of our friends and family commented on how great you were and how touching the ceremony was. Thank you for making everything so easy and calm in the lead up too. You really made our day what it was.”

Sophie + Brock Price

“Aww Sommer. You made our day and the months/weeks leading up to it so relaxed and fun! We are SO glad we sent you that email all those months ago, because our wedding just wouldn’t have been the same without you! Thank you for all of the time, care and thought you put into us, and for just being you. x”

Angela + Sean Connors

“Thank you again for such a beautiful ceremony. We received so many positive comments on how beautiful it was. Apparently, there was a lot of tears in the crowd. You did an amazing job and made our day so memorable and perfect. And of course, I got two ceremony starts due to the rain. How lucky am I xx As I have said before you just fit so well like a friend helping us out. I actually had a few people say this to me as well x. I appreciate you popping in and seeing me before the wedding and helping to calm my nerves. Thanks again for the little pressie. Soo perfect.”

Hannah + Luke Munster

“Sommer is the most amazing celebrant and we were so lucky to have her be a part of our special day. The most beautiful soul that made not only my husband and I feel comfortable, but everyone that attended our wedding commented on how great she was, going above and beyond. From the bottom of our hearts thank you, we are so grateful we crossed paths with Sommer!”

Krystelle + Anthony Pobar

“Sommer was an absolutely amazing celebrant for our wedding, and we cannot recommend her enough! Her calming and gentle nature was so reassuring during the planning process and for her to be guiding our ceremony on our wedding day was more comforting than words can explain! All of our friends and family loved Sommer and asked whether we had known each other for years. If you are looking for a celebrant with a kind, loving and fun nature who is focused on creating a personal ceremony – Sommer is for you! Xx”

Jayde + Chris Brown

“From the moment we met Sommer, we knew we HAD to have her as our celebrant. She made us feel so comfortable and relaxed when we had no idea what we were doing. Her grace, love, warmth and kindness really made our ceremony. There were so many laughs, smiles and happiness throughout, and her heartfelt words really shared who we are as a couple. You are the most magical human Sommer. Thank you for everything you did for us! We adore you! Mr and Mrs Brown x”

Cara + Warren Morgan

“Well what can we say, we chose the best celebrant we could have, and you did not disappoint. We cannot thank you enough for everything. All of your support in the lead up to our wedding, all of the planning and attention to detail and of course for being such a significant part of our wedding. It was seriously such a perfect ceremony. You did it so beautifully and so true to us too. It just flowed. We will be forever grateful and hold such beautiful memories from the day. Thank you!”

Lynda and John Eastaughffe

“Thank you so much! You are a genuine sweetheart and we are very grateful to have found you. We honestly could not have asked for anyone better or wanted anyone else to make us husband and wife. We connected from the very start via email and phone followed by a chatty and fun meeting brunch. Your guidance, loving, friendly and calming nature leading up to the day were precious and very much appreciated. By the time our wedding day came around, we were being married by a beautiful friend, not just someone we were referred to. Cheers to you 🥂Love and Friendship always “